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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
a hurricane. we are watching him spinning east of the virginia north carolina border with heavy rains, a few of those showers into southern maryland and northern neck. temperatures in the 70s with 60s now in the valley. 88 by noon, a little more sun drive home temperature is 87. >> >> 9 news now is brought to you in part by lighten up. . >> you can tell by the microphone sounds the winds picking up so is the rain. here we go. and so is the rain. here we go. harry, erica, over to you. >> good job. >> dave, thanks. >>> still ahead this morning, a woman is attacked with a cup of acid. thrown at her face by a complete stranger. she'll share her really unbelievable story of survival. >>> also, the best deals on four wheels. find out why this weekend is the best time of year to buy a car. >>> plus, just how clean is your kitchen? if you're like many americans, not very. probably wouldn't even pass a restaurant inspection. don't invite us to dinner. just kidding. we'll tell you how to clean it up. ♪ our natural sweetener is born from the leaves of the stevia plant. it's sparkly and sweet with zer
're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense of security. >> we have our correspondents in the storm zone, up and down the coast. we lead off with sam champion on virginia beach. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. good morning, elizabeth. this is a category 2 hurricane. there was some weakening overnight. when you talk about hurricane-force winds at 74 miles per hour, 78 miles per hour, you're talking about a nasty storm. look at the skies here. look at the c
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
of virginia, maryland and delaware where waves could easily to go 8 or perhaps 13 feet. winds at the coast, 30 to 50 miles per hour. that will be again, most of friday. but a bigger system for new england, spots like cape cod, could get the heavy rain out of the system around the two to four inches. we'll talk more about that later. the coastal flood watch, it starts at 6:00 p.m. and it goes through the overnight period. we'll talk about the high tide times coming up in a few minutes. we're already seeing some of the effects of earl. its high clouds. you can seeçó across maryland, e northern neck making their way up through area. some of those outer bands meanwhile are forecasting increasing clouds. will drop to 80 degrees by 9:00 p.m. after another hot day. 79 degrees by 11:00 p.m. higher than normal as we look at the tides. labor day weekend, a huge cool-down. wait until you see the four-day forecast. throughout the 4:00 hour, the 5:00, the 6:00, two, both kammerer and myself will be taking your questions live. your questions about hurricanes and the effects on earl here. see you back in a
, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> the storm moved from north carolina to virginia. some folks just had to stop and gaze at the massive waves. now the report from virginia beach. >> reporter: this morning at the virginia beach ocean front, earl was really churning up the surf. the rough seas meant no one was allowed in the water. the pier stretching out into the turbulent owing was holding up strong as ever. choppy it is a got, the pier never wavered. earl did provide a little excitement for sightseers who ventured out in the wind and rain to get a closer look. >> pretty awesome stuff. it really is. >> earl gave jim a break from remodeling homes today. the rock jetty at the beginning of the boardwalk was the spot he chose to come out and get a glimpse of the hurricane. how long have you lived here? >> since' 72. >> reporter: a long time. you've seen a lot of storms. >> yep. >> reporter: what about this one? what do you think? >> this is a baby. it ain't going to do much. >> reporter: it was about 8:30 this morning when we stopped by the inlet, that danger sign saying it all. we're s
in government policy played a role in the crash that killed a virginia at 9 and injured two others. the prince william county police chief question, why it carlos was issued an employment authorization card. he was allegedly drunk when he crashed into a car carrying the nuns to a church retreat. he had been convicted of dui two times before. >>> large as the police are searching for a missing autistic teen. he was last seen yesterday at 9:00. he is known to frequent the shopping center of barack silk and walk down route 55 in germantown. >>> this was quite a catch. if fishermen in st. mary's county definitely building a big one. it was not a fish. it was an eight-foot bull shark. >> it was just half a mile from where people slam. the fishermen has quite a shark tale to tell. >> he spends most days on a boat in southern maryland. after 30 years of commercial fishing, this was a first. he and several other men wrestle this 8 foot bull shark out of their large net wednesday. they were in the potomac river. >> i saw the dorsal fin down there. i do not know what it is, but it is big. >> bull sharks
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
from virginia beach. >> reporter: we're here where they're still plucking people out of the water from hurricane danielle and the rip currents and waves that that storm generated. hurricane watches are posted for this area and evacuations in some areas under way already. we'll have the latest forecast track on hurricane earl and the most news in the morning continues. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. storm preparations are under way right now all along the east coast with hurricane earl fast approaching. earl is passing near the turks and caicos islands this morning. it's just been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane with 125-mile-an-hour winds. still pretty fast. >> oh, yeah. north carolina is on notice because of earl. authorities have ordered tourists and people living there to leave the barrier islands. one of them is accessible only by ferry. also cape look outnational seashore. earl is on track to brush by the carolina coast by tomorrow night and the hurricane watch is up along the outer banks as well. >> fema is urging people to stock up on supplies and have an
'm bruce leshan in virginia beach where earl is clearing out. the surf is up and there's actually already a surfer out there catching the waves that are over his head. they are taking stock here of the damage. one tree down. eight people without power. no major flooding. and down the way, they are setting up for the american music festival that starts tonight. reo speed wagon, chicago, pat pat benatar. they are hoping for a spectacular week. >> i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland. the sun is already out for the holiday weekend but the precautions were worth the effort hurricane tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look out there. >> rough, very rough. >> reporter: but a hazard for the beach patrol, which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> they call everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they could get swept away or something. >> ed today the good news is the ocean doesn't look inviting an people will stay out tomorrow is what we are worried about. the water will be treacherous. >> reporter: as for wind an rain not much of tha
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
, thank you, doug. >>> in virginia, hurricane earl brought rain and winds as it passed along the coastline this morning. down in virginia beach, there was some rough seas, some light rain. overall it fathers commonwealth dodged any major damage with what was by then a category 2 storm. by mid morning, officials say there were reports of a small number of power outages and some minor flooding. early this morning, earl's winds and rain hit the outer banks in north carolina. a number of major roadways were flooded. about 5,000 people lost power there. schools were closed in six counties. about 400 people went to shelters during the peak of the storm. the officials say nobody was injured. at least no injuries were reported. and while the damage was less than expected, there will be some clean-up after the water recedes. >> more than half a dozen major airlines say they will wave change fees for customers flying into the pafth hurricane earl. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. m
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
the sharp cutoff for the rain there. rains increasing now in the southeastern parts of virginia, right around virginia beach. it's getting windy and wet. there you see a tropical storm force, in east north carolina. those will be heading right on up into southern new england tonight. that's when the big problems will be occurring with the wind and the rain. it will be significant. back to you guys. >> all right, mark mancuso, accuweather.com. >>> we'll check in with mark later this half hour. abc's coverage of earl, will continue all morning long on "gma" and abcnews.com. >>> and a security scare at the miami airport. four concourses were evacuated overnight, while the bomb squad investigated reports of a suspicious package. the initial report came from the area of the international arrivals. the tsa says one person has been taken into custody. they're not getting details just yet on what may have been inside of that package. anyone traveling outside of miami, is told to call their carrier for possible delays. >>> engineers are starting to look into the reasons for an oil rig explosion
anywhere in the carolinas or virginia as needed. meanwhile, in massachusetts, fema's teams are very busy there too ahead of the storm. >>> national guard crews were at the ready in north carolina ahead of the storm's arrival. last-minute checks were done to a giant hoist that could lift about 600 pounds. on top of that, blackhawk crews made sure their helicopters were prepared to fly. >> despite the warnings two sailors in charleston, south carolina, decided to try their luck against earl. not a good idea. the two men had to jump out just before a huge wave smashed their craft against the pilings. they were not hurt. >>> of course our coverage of hurricane earl does not end here. later this half hour, much more from the north carolina coast. later on "america this morning" and "good morning america," more live reports all on the storm. >>> and turning to other news on this friday morning, the army has lost its first chaplain in combat since the vietnam war. 43-year-old captain dale getts was among five americans killed by a roadside bomb on monday. he died after the supply convoy he was
bands with the heavy wind gusts will reach probably into eastern virginia area, and ocean city late tonight, and during the early and afternoon, expect that to be in the ocean city area. temperature-wise, except for ocean city, pretty hot. 91. down to 79. winds coming off the ocean. hot spot this afternoon, cumberland got to 100 degrees last hour. 99 in the valley. 86 in oakland. dew point, moderate range at 65 degrees. there's earl. clearly showing that it has weakened. beginning to drop down. still a strong storm. but the winds were much stronger. to the west, that front we have been telling you about, with the much cooler air behind it. that's going to move in for the weekend. for our region, don't expect to see any rain in the baltimore area at all. all of the rain is going to be right along the coastal regions. maybe as far west as came bridge. maybe a little in southern maryland. bulk of the winds will be offshore. that doesn't mean we won't see tropical storm force winds through long island and the maryland and delaware area. and especially down here in southeast virginia, ea
of the eastern seaboard. already to north carolina and now extending to virginia. officials say prepare evacuation plans. >> it's going to be too close to the coast not to be ready to go. >> always left. when they said it was coming, i left. >> the glancing blow to several small caribbean islands left plenty of damage, although no reports of injury. it is preparations from the carolinas to new england. this morning president obama will participate in a call with fema about hurricane preparations. as earl continues to look as if those preparations will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> 5:49. mike, you're busy checking out the computers looking at the latest on hurricane earl. >> yes. let's look at the graphics and show you what's going on as far as earl. a category 3 storm. out of the northwest about 16 mph. still looks like it's going to skirt the east coast coming closest to cape hatteras and also to the cape around massachusetts and heading up towards nova scotia. to deviate 100 miles to west, flooding rains there in virginia and possibly new england. for now looking at mainly ri
, virginia, and virginia beach. and suspended service until this morning between new york and boston. southwest airlines canceled 65 flights. while continental canceled about 60 departures from its hub at newark's liberty airport. and marysol castro is in montauk, new york, with more on the travel angle. mary, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. good morning, everyone. here at ditch plains, the aftermath. here, there was a lot of debris that washed ashore on the beaches and throughout the city streets. the other issue, of course, was the rough surf. at the height of the storm, 30-mile-per-hour to 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and very rough seas. 16-foot seas. this morning, you can still see the seas are angry. a few brave souls out there. but this is much calmer than what we saw overnight. heavy rain drenched long island, as earl pushed northward. massive waves scattering debris along the shoreline. nature's wrath making the roads unsafe. hundreds of vacationers here in montauk are holed up in their hotel rooms, as the driving rain and wind pass through. last-minute emergency
warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane there. >> how long is this going to last? >> north carolina will last for six to eight hours. but the northeast is in for it today. a lot of moisture out there. the silver lining is, a lot of these spots need
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the same for all the way up virginia, maryland, delaware and now watching hurricane earl just south of the cape up in cape cod, new england. let's go on over and show you what's happening. this is earl. now in the last few frames of imagery here it almost looks like earl is trying to move more east of northeast, but these things still wobble a little bit. so it's hard to say if that's going to be something that it decides to do over a long term period and any more movement to the east is a good thing because it will take the core of winds and keep it away from the cape, but they will have a lot of pounding surf up there to deal with, too. in term of its intensity, now this is from the 8:00 observation from the national hurricane center. winds continue to come down now, down to 75 miles per hour just barely a category 1 hurricane and the movement still at present anyway from the national hurricane center is to the northeast and that speed is increasing. that forward speed is increasing up to about 23 miles per hour and it looks like again any of the hurricane force sustained winds sh
coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. life guards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous riptides. and al is 2308 lowing the track of the storm. he'll have more in just a bit. >>> this morning police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. overnight the police bomb squad cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found hand bags, they said, or duffel bags, with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening to try to talk to somebody in public relations. lo and behold the gunman picke
, turning away from new york city, turning away from washington, d.c., from richmond, from virginia beach. but there will be damage along the north carolina outer banks. there may even be some damage in new england and we'll, obviously, see some of that as the days go on. anderson? >> we want to check back in with you. i do want to go to kill devil hills, which sits on a very thin strip of land with water on both sides, with hurricane earl on one side. rob, you're the closest to the storm. what do you expect tonight? what are people there doing? >> reporter: well, a lot of people have gotten out of here. evacuation orders went out, especially south of here, where it's a little bit thinner, as chad mentioned, and over-washing of the highways there a distinct possibility. in 2003 when hurricane isabel came through, it cut a whole new patch right through the road. it took them weeks to rebuild that. they don't want to cut people off from society. what happened today was really a slow ramp up to what we see now, almost tropical storm strength gusts. that is about it. the rain is now starting
, delaware, maryland, the virginia coast and even in some cases in north carolina, the storm didn't live up to its billing. it's a little weaker and a little further off the coast. that doesn't mean that we're going to include cape cod, winds could easily be 60 to 70 miles an hour. we still have hurricane warnings out there are to the cape cod area, tropical storm warnings will likely be dropped here shortly from the new jersey coast to cape may and ocean city. we haven't seen tropical storm force winds. the heaviest rain and the gustiest winds are all through the red section south of rhode island and long island. it's going to pour this evening in rhode island. out on the cape, a lot of your activities are going to be soaked and the winds are really going to begin to crank. the seas, we saw how high they were in ocean city, maryland and 14 at ocean city, maryland. we're only going to watch this storm until about 10:00 p.m. tonight around the cape and it will do a little bit of damage and our friends in canada will probably do some cleanup during the day saturday too. so we have always said
of my screen is virginia. so almost all of i-95 south of virginia would be filled up by the size of this hurricane, category 2, so it's 110 miles per hour. it was bigger than that yesterday. but still, that's still a dangerous storm. hurricane hunter aircraft still flying through the storm right now. it will continue to turn to the right. it will make a run at narangaset. will make a run at nantucket, cape cod. that will be tomorrow night at this time. right now, it's going to do a glancing blow at north carolina. what does glancing really mean? it means that we're going to pile up water along these outer banks and in many spots push that water over the top of those islands. and that could cut the islands in half. happens all the time. it also means they'll probably be water completely over all of those outer banks. that's why they evacuated those islands. that's why they did it yesterday, even though some people got in traffic jams today. larry. >> and it's only september 2nd. and september could be the worst. chad myer, always atop the scene. chad myers, our weather expert. as
instead of a planned stop in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey, the surf is getting rough, keeping life guards on their toes. >> we are seeing the surf effect already. our lifeguards are watching for rip tides. we're keeping bathers close to shore. >> reporter: in new england where rocky seas turned deadly yesterday they are bracing for the first hurricane to hit that region since hurricane bob nearly two decades ago. >> we are well overdue. the last was in 1991. >> reporter: welcome or not, here comes earl. fema activated national and regional response centers moving food, water and other supplies into position, brian. >> ron mott along the north carolina coast for us as well tonight. ron, thanks. >>> with us this evening, longtime hurricane specialist brian norcross from the weather channel. i was listening to you make two points about the science of this. number one, a tick to the west of two degrees and we have an historic
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
through virginia beach and north carolina and outer banks where they're expecting the biggest blow from earl. there's the cold front itself. we have high pressure off the coast and running into the heat. this cold front is going to end the heat. but they're helping to steer earl. earl is expected to clip its way across the out are banks of the carolinas. cape hatious may feel some mild hurricane-force winds. the model shows that it doesn't really reach ocean city we'll be in this little zone between both systems. it does help to push the storm off the shore. 150 miles away from ocean city they may get outer are rain band and squalls and probably winds 40, 50 miles an hour. but nothing from earl in baltimore. today's high 95. a little cool down to 93. earl passing together east and maybe a thundershower in the eastern shore and 86 on friday with winds increasing. but the temperatures dropping off in the low zeros over the weekend -- low 80s over the weekend and we should stay nice and dry through labor day. one little blip that we call earl. >> say yes, you agree. >> i agree. >> we'll sw
, this was just put on. it is a coastal flood statement that is in effect for the maryland and virginia beaches. delaware beaches, not even a part of this. at this point. but it is for the heavy swells, the very strong current. and the rip tides that we have been talking about. as earl makes his exit up to the northeast and across nova scotia and into canada. we're looking at a front that has generated thoarnlts. that -- thunderstorms. that front is going to wipe away this humidity out here. we're going to see temperatures noticeably lower, along with dew points. it's going to be a delightful weekend ahead. bob will have the updated forecast just ahead. >>> hurricane earl is now headed for eastern massachusetts. residents have been asking to leave low-lying areas as the storm takes aim. randall pinkston has the preparations on cape cod. >> reporter: cape cod residents are making final preparations to ride out the storm. as the weakened earl churns toward eastern massachusetts. cory meters and his -- metters and his father spent the day boarding up the shop. >> living in new england, the weather
in quantico, virginia. he has the task of being the newly hired attorney for army private bradley manning the former intelligence analyst at the center of the wikileaks case. some are calling this the biggest leak since the pentagon papers on vietnam. an incident which leads the u.s. military to issue a statement of regret. an american helicopter gun ship accidently strikes civilians in iraq in 2007. two journalists are among those killed. the footage is posted years later on the wikileaks website. the man charged with leaking this video is now at the center of another investigation. a probe into one of the largest intelligence leaks in u.s. history. how did tens of thousands of classified documents on the afghanistan war make their way on to wikileaks this summer? army private bradley manning has not been formally charged in that case. wikileaks hasn't divulged its source. but military officials have told cnn, manning is the prime suspect. manning's attorney, david coombs, spoke to us right after meeting with his client at a facility in quantico, virginia. did he leak those documents? >>
.  >> greta: is a fox news weather an lawyer. brace yourself north carolina and virginia declaring state of emergency. he's violent and mean hurricane earl is coming at you, if you live on the east coast. national hurricane center is extending warning through massachusetts. the hurricane is back at cat 4 and is expected to blast north carolina thursday night around friday morning not expected to make landfall could bring winds of more than 100 miles per hour with it, lots of rain and high surf. after north carolina earl is predicted to continue barreling north soaking spots like martha's vineyard annan tuck tkhefplt could be a rough labor day weekend for many. log on to foxnews.com/weather. >>> terrifying hostage situation at the discovery channel's building in maryland. here's the story as it happened. >> reporters of maryland, discovery channel building evacuated. there are records of possible hostage situation. >> reporting a male carrying, this is coming across the wires, possible bomb device barricaded inside discovery building with hostages. >> the man who identified himself to me
canceled some services to richmond, virginia and washington, d.c. ferry operators ares about warning customers that there could be service interruptions there, so certainly if you're planning to travel by train or ferry, you want to check ahead before you get to the stations, at the top of the hour, we'll have the latest forecast on the storm, plus a look at how the federal government is responding. alex witt talks to the director of fema. >>> sometimes when covering events like a hurricane, we just see the darnest thing, like this scene from kill devil hills, north carolina, a guy in a gorilla suit, carrying a surf board, i thought it seemed like a drowning waiting to happen, but apparently nobody saw him actually get into the water, just jogging past the camera to get a little attention, and it worked. >>> a maryland man managed to catch an 8-foot long shark. willie dean, the guy who captured the fish was actually trying to get a stingray. this is a bull shark. national geographic says it's one of the most dangerous sharks in the world, and here a guy that's got his mouth pulled op
waves off virginia beach. 10-foot waves from the jersey shore and 13 off of montauk. very rare to get waves like that. violent atlantic. as far as the windshield goes, worse for cape cod, it arrives about 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the highest winds around 10:00 to midnight but, contessa, like in the weather community we call storms underachievers or overachievers. >> what about the canadian provinces? expected to see a hurricane? >> going to be in a stage of a tropical system more like a nor'easter type storm and could see power outages but probably more in nova scotia than anywhere in the u.s. >> thanks for that. i appreciate that. by the way, if you're riding out the storm, where you live, we'd like to see your photos and video. be careful getting it, as always. upload them at firstperson@ms n nbc.com. you can put it on facebook or twit pick. let me see what you're seeing. by the way, if you're out west or somewhere beautiful and want to show me that, i'd like to see it. stay with msnbc throughout the day for the complete coverage. we head north and people that live on cape cod are waiti
of the chesapeake bay, including our sea horse which in the maryland portion we don't see very often. in virginia, of course they have lots of them. we also have the atlantic croaker which the common name is hard head. good eating fish. our striped bass, of course, and our spots. these guys are 2-year-old horseshoe crabs, and this is an adult. >> reporter: oh, wow. oh, my goodness, that looks -- ew. >> this is the mouth. this is the male. he has claspers. >> reporter: oh, my god. >> he's very prehistoric but it's good stuff for us. we use him for different things medically. of course go terps diamondback terrapins, snapping turtle, eel, crabs and oysters and our box turtle. so what we do is we travel around to schools and to events, birthday parties and things like that and carry the message of stormship in the bay. by introducing people and letting them touch the animals in the bay, we hope to foster stewward ship of the bay. we have different messages of, you know, you can do x to like turning up the water while brushing your teeth. >> we've had kids from all over who some have never seen some
along the east coast as hurricane earl bears down on virginia, the weakened but still dangerous storm bringing fierce winds and rain to north carolina overnight, emergency crews are assessing damage now to beaches, homes, roadways. jon that are serrie is in kill devil, north saeurz. jenna: first the national hurricane center putting out a new advisory on earl. janice tkao*pb has that in her hands. what do we know? >> reporter: i just had my producer on the phone, it literally came in sounds ago at the top of 11:00. here's the latest. it's down to a category one storm, a category one, 85-mile an hour sustained winds, north, northeast at 20 miles an hour. it's being influenced by a trough that's eventually going to bring us beautiful weather once the trough moves through the southeast but it's also going to pick this storm and move it eastward, so that's the news flash that we have, down to a cat one, but feeling the effects of the hurricane across the coast, dell mar -- dell mar and through the out you are bands right here, still looking for the potential for st-rpl surge from a hurric
, with hurricane watches already issued for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying that after 7 1/2 years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, tea party candidate, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 elections. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. we will get to that. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned acros
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